Abstract

A full bridge DC to DC converter which provides zero voltage switching (ZVS) for one leg of the bridge and zero current switching (ZCS) for the other leg of the bridge is described. ZVS is achieved with parallel capacitors, while ZCS is achieved by using the reverse breakdown characteristics of the various diode and switching devices. This technique provides a significant reduction in the switching losses of the switching devices, which allows for higher power and frequency combinations.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

363/17

Secondary Class

363/98; 363/132

Application Number

07/733168

Filing Date

July 1991

Patent Number

US5235501

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Publication Date

8-10-1993

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

Rights

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